Definition of Jolly boat

1. Noun. A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.

Exact synonyms: Jolly
Generic synonyms: Yawl



Definition of Jolly boat

1. Noun. A type of ship's boat of the 18th and 19th centuries, used mainly to ferry personnel to and from the ship. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jolly Boat

jollifying
jollily
jolliment
jolliness
jollinesses
jolling
jollities
jollity
jollof rice
jollop
jollops
jolls
jolly
jolly-hockey-sticks
jolly along
jolly boat (current term)
jolly boats
jolly someone along
jolly up
jolly well
jollyboat
jollyboats
jollyer
jollyers
jollyhead
jollying
jollyings
jols
jolt
jolted

Literary usage of Jolly boat

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"OF joconde*, not recorded, but it ob- , Todd's Johnson, — Dan. jolie, a yawl, jolly-boat. + Swed. julle, a viously must have existed; Roquefort gives the ..."

2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1914)
"The jolly boat had more on board than we considered safe. ... Those who went aboard the jolly boat took their chance, there was no selection— sailors as ..."

3. The dog fiend; or, Snarleyyow by Frederick Marryat (1856)
"But as the corporal did not tell all the facts connected with his cruise in the jolly- boat to Mr. ..."

4. Recollections of Auton House by Augustus Hoppin (1909)
"... straddling sides than any other two private beds in New England. To enter the ark we needed a chair, to board the jolly-boat we had only to tumble in. ..."

5. Journal of a Tour in Iceland, in the Summer of 1809 by William Jackson Hooker (1813)
"The storm, however, continued with almost unabated violence for two nights, in one of which our jolly boat was washed away from her lashings, and broken in ..."

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